Wilderness Stewardship

Promote Wilderness Education


Through public activities, group hikes, discussions, and meetings on the trail, we want our volunteers to encourage others to use low impact practices. This can mean organizing an awareness raising hike, striking up a conversation while picking up trash on a trail, providing a Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness presence at an event in town, steering a conversation to wilderness topics, or any number of other things. We are especially looking for backpack and hike leaders with the ability and willingness to teach low impact Wilderness recreation use.

Your Boots Improve Stewardship of Oregon’s Central Cascades

Our volunteers engage in trail, campsite monitoring and maintenance, sign installation and restoration.  If clean up needs to take place at wilderness campsites or along the trail, we seek to ensure it gets done.  Working in partnership with the Forest Service, Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness brings volunteers and Wilderness Rangers together. This means we need your boots on the ground at our stewardship weekends and Love It and Leave it Clean Day.  Check out the events page for details.